in many people the language of the land is harmed, and some use strange inarticulate utterance, chattering, snarling, and harsh teeth-gnashing
No, it isn’t a pedant like Gert, or a harassed parent who can’t understand a word her kids say, or anyone listening to Donald Trump. It’s Ranulph Higden in the 14th century, complaining about the influence of the Danes and Normans. It’s nice to know that at least we got our own back on the Normans (Jacques Chirac once stormed out of an EU summit because a French business leader was speaking English) but those bloody Danes are still running rings around us – and most of them speak far better English than we do.
Maybe Brexit will fix it?